Post # 1
My poor husband was up all night sick to his stomach. He went to urgent care today and they gave him some IV fluids and some medicine. This is only the second time he’s ever been sick since I’ve known him, so I don’t have any tricks to make him feel any better.
Can you ladies share your tips/tricks you use to make your men/women feel better? I’m willing to try anything!
Post # 2
s2bmrscook: I’m sorry he’s sick 🙁 All he can do is rest. Maybe you can make him some chicken soup? DH doesn’t get sick often, but when he does, soup, plenty of water/tea, and a foot rub helps him feel better.
Post # 3
s2bmrscook: Did they give him an anti-nausea medicine? If so, I would push some peppermint or Ginger tea into him in small sips and make some bland toast with cinnamon sugar for him to take little bites out of. Set him up on the couch with a movie and encourag rest. That’s all I would do for my love!
Post # 4
s2bmrscook: Ask him! What works for one person can cause waves of nausea for someone else.
Post # 5
springbride23: Yep he got anti-nausea meds and an antibiotic. I”ll definitely try to get him to drink some tea 🙂
AB Bride: I figured 🙂 I just feel so helpless. I’m a fixer and I hate that I basically can’t do anything for him 🙁
MrsSweetT: Chicken soup it is! Thanks!
Post # 6
s2bmrscook: I’m sure there are things that you can do, but if he doesn’t tell you, you need to ask. I like a back rub, but I know some people hate being touched when they feel like that. Ditto for quite a few foods.
Post # 7
Yep.. lots of rest, fluids & love!
Post # 8
Let him rest. Be upbeat, affectionate and sympathetic.
My husband treats me like a baby when I am sick and it makes me feel loved.
A few months ago, I was running a fever because I had the flu. My husband took my temperature often and used a cool washcloth on my face and body. He also ran out to get me medicine and soup. My husband also chased me to bed since I get bored lying around.
When my husband had his vasectomy, I bought him bags of frozen peas and frozen corn to put on his crotch. I also fetched all of his meals and painkillers.
Post # 9
My husband and I are VERY different with how we like to deal with sickness… I like/need quiet, sleep, crackers, soup broth if I can handle it and nothing else, don’t touch me, don’t talk to me don’t mention real food.
DH on the other hand, he will eat anything even if he’s throwing it up, he says “if I’m going to throw it up anyway I might as well enjoy it on the way down”, the last time he was stomach bug sick he ate cheetos, mac & cheese and I believe he requested a hot dog (I refused that one and gave him some soup and crackers instead). He did stay in bed all day and watched tv though, but he did try to get me to keep him company, I had given him the bug, but I still didn’t even want to THINK about getting it again.
That said, I was a LOT sicker than he was, even sitting up would make me puke… Then I called my mom crying and the crying made me puke. It was miserable. I feel for your DH!! My DH didn’t believe I was actually sick at first (I don’t EVER get sick so I don’t blame him) he even asked me to make some side dishes for a big dinner he had planned (we had company at the time). So at least you are understanding! Just be there for whatever he needs, and if that’s space let him have it!
Hope he feel better soon!
Post # 10
Thanks for your replies, ladies! I’ll definitely keep it in mind for when (if ever) he gets sick again!
Fortunately, it was just a 24-hour stomach flu. Unfortunately, I woke up with it yesterday morning 🙁 After a trip to urgent care (for each of us) and a shot of Zofran in the butt (for each of us) we’re both back to normal 🙂