Kate Garraway has revealed how Derek Draper traveled to Mexico for a medical and will be back in 28 days next month as he is ‘desperate to get well’
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And the journey came when Kate also admitted her husband was “desperate to get well” and described how a US doctor contacted her after discovering Derek’s condition on TV.
Derek, also 54, has been undergoing treatment at a special clinic in Monterrey and is expected to return to the site next month for a further 28 days.
During that time, doctors will monitor his brain, liver and lung function. He’s been asking for round-the-clock care since signing the contract Covid-19 in March 2020.
Talking about the trip, Kate said Sun it took weeks of planning and said her husband of 16 years was “excited” to learn of the opportunity.
“He’s just so desperate to get better,” she said. “He will do whatever he can to make that happen.
“I think there’s really a lot of hope for him to improve. I think the treatment can be positive. I want to be a little careful about saying too much, because I know people will go, ‘Try it’. What is experience?’
“And I don’t want to start something, giving false hope to others who might be in a similar position.”
Kate admits she’s desperate to bring a happy ending to herself, Derek and all those who keep asking about his condition.
She realizes her partner hasn’t come out of the woods yet and says it’s difficult to know exactly how treatment goes in the early stages, but believes there have been “a lot of positives”.
Before embarking on his journey, Derek had to undergo a series of oxygen and pressure tests to make sure his body could cope with the heavy movement.
Kate also revealed that he has to have a travel specialist nurse by his side to take care of him, but says he is “awesome” and talks about how proud she is of her man. any.
Updates on Derek’s condition will be shown nationally on a new documentary titled Caring for Derek.
The show is a sequel to the hugely successful Finding Derek and will allow viewers to better understand the damage the couple and their family have suffered because of the virus.
Derek, whose leg tendons and muscles have emerged, is said to sleep between 16 and 20 hours a day with his beloved wife managing only a quarter of that time while she continues to care for him as well. like doing your job as a presenter.
In an effort to help with Derek’s pulmonary rehabilitation, the family rented a hyperbanic oxygen tank, while Kate is also said to want to try hydrotherapy sessions.
She admitted to feeling lonely after Derek broke down and said her partner “dreamed of the ‘before'”.
“There’s a kind of heartbreak in his eyes, every morning,” she admits. “You can see it. It reminds me of when you have a terrible breakup and wake up in the morning feeling fine – and then it’s a terrible punch to remember.
Caring For Derek airs Tuesdays on ITV1 at 9pm.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/kate-garraways-covid-stricken-husband-26294981 Kate Garraway's Covid husband, Derek Draper, went on a secret trip to Mexico for treatment