Kate Garaway, a host on ITV’s national breakfast show “Good Morning Britain”, said she was “afraid of the reality” of quitting her job for the full-time care of her husband Derek Draper.
The 53-year-old former lobbyist and political writer contracted Kovid-19 a year ago and has since suffered organ failure.
In a documentary aired on ITV on Tuesday, the 53-year-old, Garvey, also detailed the seriousness of her situation and spoke to those who have experienced serious cases of “long Kovid”.
“Derek” is an extreme case. You don’t know what it’s like until you’re close to it, “she said in the film,” Finding Derek. “” Is he able to come back, or will he live, but was no longer that person? “
The broadcast highlighted the most severe cases of Kovid-19, and subsequent complications may also occur in fewer people.
“Derek is an extreme case. What he had is called a prolonged disorder of consciousness, meaning there is some backlash,” Garvey told the BBC on Tuesday, shortly before the documentary aired.
“You’re on the prefix trying to get a grip on her and there are moments when she mumbles and you have some contacts, mainly at FaceTime because of Kovid restrictions,” she said.
Several British TV celebrities shared messages of support after the program aired.
Garaway was seen preparing for her home for Draper’s possible return from the hospital, and shared footage of her husband unconscious at the hospital.
“Derek is the sickest person to have treated the team of doctors at the lung hospital that is alive,” Garvey said.
The pair married in 2005 and have two children, both of whom appeared in the documentary.
In one scene, Garvey tells his 11-year-old son: “You know we’re hoping Dad gets better and better, but when he gets home he’ll need to be in a wheelchair.”
Garaway has co-hosted “Good Morning Britain” since her debut in 2014, and has also appeared on the British competition shows “Strictly Come Dancing” and “I’m a Celebrity: Get Me Out of Here”.