'It's not as positive as you might think': Piers Morgan insists Kate Garraway's husband Derek Draper remains in a 'serious and critical condition' after waking from his Covid19 coma and doctors warn he 'may have to learn to walk and talk again'

Kate Garraway's husband Derek Draper remains in a 'serious and critical condition', Piers Morgan confirmed on Monday's Good Morning Britain.
Kate, 53, sparked hope when she revealed on Sunday that Derek, 52, had woken from a coma over 13 weeks after first contracting coronavirus.
But the TV personality's GMB co-star, 55, insisted that the situation is not as positive as people think and said Derek remains on a 'very slow and uncertain path'.
Piers said: 'A few papers are doing a lot of coverage today on our colleague and friend Kate Garraway and the situation involving her husband Derek.



'It's not as positive as you might think': Piers Morgan said on GMB on Monday that Kate Garraway's husband Derek Draper remains in a 'serious and critical condition' after he woke from his Covid: 19 coma
'It's not as positive as you might think': Piers Morgan said on GMB on Monday that Kate Garraway's husband Derek Draper remains in a 'serious and critical condition' after he woke from his Covid: 19 coma
'It's probably not quite as positive a story as the papers perhaps believe and we've just got a little clarification from Kate's representative.'
The statement read: 'These headlines give a level of optimism that may not yet be justified, we hope, as does Kate there will be more evidence of a recovery but it will be a very slow and uncertain path.'
Piers added: 'We're going to talk to Kate on Wednesday and I'm sure she'll have something to do about this but it's certainly premature at the moment. 
'Derek isn't in any way out of the woods on this sadly and he's in a very serious and critical condition.'
Awake: Kate's husband Derek Draper has woken from his coma [pictured last year] but he is still incredibly unwell
Awake: Kate's husband Derek Draper has woken from his coma [pictured last year] but he is still incredibly unwell 
Piers's co-host Susanna Reid, 49, said: 'And we send them our very very best, obviously.'
Later on, Lorraine Kelly, 60, echoed Piers's words during a conversation with Dr Hilary Jones. 
She said: 'Our Kate Garraway is on the front pages today, there is absolutely a glimmer of hope, there always has been. But a little bit of a note of caution really because it's slow slow progress.'
Dr Hilary added: 'Absolutely. Kate knows that it's a long road ahead for Derek, she knows this. And what we also know is that many many people who've recovered from COVID-19 have taken a long time to recover and are still recovering. 
'So it's quite a chronic illness even when people survive and they're having to learn to walk again to talk again. So we shouldn't underestimate.
'It's not just, you go in, you have it, you're lucky enough to survive and life goes back to normal. It's not like that. A lot of people have got ongoing disabilities.'


Lorraine added: 'She's had such a tough time. She's going to be dropping in with us later in the week and I'm really looking forward to seeing that.
'She's had such a tough time and she's been absolutely remarkably.'
Dr Hilary said: 'And she's never lost sight of the fact that other people are in similar situations.'
Kate had told Hello! Magazine that her beloved spouse, has finally opened his eyes and is now in 'a minimum state of consciousness' following his ongoing battle with COVID-19.
She told the publication: 'We're keeping positive and doing everything we can to bring him round. The children and I communicate with him every day on FaceTime, while a nurse holds his iPad.
'I really believe he can hear. When medical staff say, "Good morning, Derek!, he sometimes opens his eyes. We and the doctors are doing everything we can so that he can start to recover.'
Lorraine Kelly said on Monday: 'Our Kate Garraway is on the front pages today, there is absolutely a glimmer of hope, there always has been. But a little bit of a note of caution really because it's slow slow progress'
Lorraine Kelly said on Monday: 'Our Kate Garraway is on the front pages today, there is absolutely a glimmer of hope, there always has been. But a little bit of a note of caution really because it's slow slow progress'
Dr Hilary added: 'Absolutely. Kate knows that it's a long road ahead for Derek, she knows this. And what we also know is that many many people who've recovered from COVID-19 have taken a long time to recover and are still recovering'
Dr Hilary added: 'Absolutely. Kate knows that it's a long road ahead for Derek, she knows this. And what we also know is that many many people who've recovered from COVID-19 have taken a long time to recover and are still recovering'
Derek's initial admission to hospital happened back in March - with Kate and her family painstakingly waiting for hopeful news ever since. The couple have two children - Darcey, 14, and Billy, 10.
Kate revealed at the time that the last thing he said to her before he was put in a medically-induced coma, was 'I love you, you saved my life'.
'I have been living at the end of the phone 24/7, waiting for news of Derek,' Kate went on. 'But the doctors have warned that his condition could persist for years so I have to get on with life whilst we are waiting for him to get better.
'Billy starts secondary school in September, but Derek's doctors say he won't be out of hospital by then.'
She went on to tell Hello! that she has been urged to return to routine and not put her life totally on hold, suggesting she go back to work on GMB and Smooth Radio soon.
Kate added that she has to continue to provide for her children and to ensure there is still 'light in their lives and hope for the future'.
She also explained that it was harder still to remain strong for the family when Derek was always their 'rock'.

A timeline of Derek's coronavirus battle  

MARCH  
Kate revealed she and Prince Charles had got 'relatively close' at the Prince's Trust Awards on March 11 - Charles was diagnosed with coronavirus in mid-March.  
She said: 'Around the 29/30 March, I came home came in and said [to Derek] "god you look ill."
 'He said he had a headache, numbness in his right hand, and was struggling to breathe,
'I rang Dr Hilary (Jones) and tried to get through, he talked to Derek. He said put me back on, I think you need to call an ambulance'
Derek, 52, was taken into hospital on March 30 and remained in an unresponsive condition. 
APRIL  
Kate and her children isolated at home after she displayed 'mild symptoms'.
Kate said: 'Derek remains in intensive care and is still very ill. I'm afraid it remains an excruciatingly worrying time.
'I'm afraid he is still in a deeply critical condition, but he is still here, which means there is hope.' 
MAY 
Kate said: 'The journey for me and my family seems to be far from over as every day my heart sinks as I learn new and devastating ways this virus has more battles for Derek to fight. 
'But he is still HERE & so there is still hope.'
That month, Kate and her family took part in the final clap for carers
She said: 'I'll never give up on that because Derek's the love of my life but at the same time I have absolute uncertainty'
JUNE 
On June 5, Kate revealed Derek is now free from coronavirus but continues to fight against the damage inflicted on his body
On Sunday, Kate revealed Derek has woken from his coma but he remains in a serious yet critical condition.
'It's not as positive as you might think': Piers Morgan insists Kate Garraway's husband Derek Draper remains in a 'serious and critical condition' after waking from his Covid19 coma and doctors warn he 'may have to learn to walk and talk again' 'It's not as positive as you might think': Piers Morgan insists Kate Garraway's husband Derek Draper remains in a 'serious and critical condition' after waking from his Covid19 coma and doctors warn he 'may have to learn to walk and talk again' Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 04:11 Rating: 5

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