Post # 1
Chasing my tail here…My fiance is down with a fever, and I’m not quite sure how to comfort him. He cocoons himself and only comes up for air when he needs to eat or wants to watch TV. He turns from chatty and warm into quiet and kinda grumpy. : / I’m not sure how much attention to give him. I’ve heard guys usually like being pampered, but this one, not so much it seems. He’s a pretty self-sufficient manly man, so it’s hard to know how to comfort/help him.
I’m also so sensitive that it’s a bit hard sometimes to get used to the quiet, sullen side when he’s not well.
Post # 3
All men are differant.. really depends on the guy.
When my Fiance is sick, I make him soups, or grilled cheese & tomato soup.. things that will make him feel better.
I make sure to have the humifier on so it stays moist in the room, bring him new water bottles so he stays hydrated.
Offer him blankets/washrags/icepacks, whatever the case may be.
Offer him cough meds or other medication/cough drops, he never takes these but I always ask.
Give him the remote to the tv and plenty of things to do in bed [laptop, handheld games, moving, sometimes even coloring pages!].
And I always check on him every few hours to see if he needs anything.
Post # 4
Some people just like to be left alone when they’re sick.
I’d just tell him if he needs something to ask, and then do it when he asks so he knows you’re not just saying it. And maybe check in every couple hours, and put some entertainment in easy reach.
Post # 5
- Wedding: December 2017 - Baltimore. MD.
@36goldfish: well, i don’t know any man who doesn’t love being pampered when he’s sick but all guys are different. Just make sure he’s comfortable, surround him with healthy snacks and drinks, pillows and blankets… check in on him when it’s time for his medication.
When he’s feeling much better, ask him what he’ll love you to do if he’s sick again. Communication is everything. Ask him all these questions so that you wouldn’t feel helpless again.