Derek has been in a comatose state for the past 10 weeks and can stay that way for a year or more, kate’s doctors have warned.
Speaking to The Sun, Kate revealed that she dug up an old message from Derek while packing him a bag of washing items for the hospital.
She said: “I opened it and there was a card he had written for me, which I was reading at the time.
“It says how much he loves me, how proud he is of me and how good he felt at home.
“It was so romantic and it’s so strange to read it now that it’s in this state.”
The former lobbyist overcame the virus and tested negative for Covid-19, but an emotional Kate admitted that Derek’s main organs had been ravaged by her.
With tears in her eyes, Kate told GMB viewers: “The fight against the virus has been won and it is still there, but it has caused extraordinary damage to his body and we don’t know if he can recover.”
Drawing on the details of her husband’s condition, Kate admitted: “Derek’s situation is incredibly rare. The damage he suffered and we do not know the effect on his body and whether he can recover and how he would recover.
“Some of the damage it has, there is only one in five people they have seen with it.”
Kate also revealed that their 10-year-old son Billy slept next to his father’s bed empty every night.
He had built a Lego Death Star of Star Wars with his father and hopes there will be a time when he will return from the hospital to continue their project.
The coronavirus pandemic meant that the family could not visit him, but they used FaceTime to communicate with him in the hope that he could hear their voices.
Kate went on to say that their home is now full of painful reminders of Derek’s absence.
She said: “There are times when I can’t bear to look around this house.
“It’s a lot of things he’s chosen, he’s trapped right now, in a line between life and the uncertainty of recovery, and we’re trapped with that uncertainty as well.”
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