My boyfriend has a pretty bad cold and, while he's handling it well, this is the first time I've really seen him be this sick before in our relationship.
I recently was in and out of the hospital so I know how he acts as someone helping a sick person, but now it is time to see how he acts when HE is the sick person!
So far he has three major quirks:
1. Falls asleep mid-sentence.
Really, he is just out. He seemed very awake when I asked him if he wanted me to make him tea and he literally said "I would...zzzzzzzz." Complete with a snore. It was incredible.
2. Is a space case.
Not to say that he is completely with us when he ISN'T sick, but when he's sick it is so much worse. Probably because he's on the verge of falling asleep every 5 seconds but he seriously is in a world of his own.
3. Doesn't really let me help him.
This isn't a huge problem, just a little frustrating for me. I'm the kind of person who wants to be able to help and when I ask if I can get him anything or if I should be quiet, or if he needs to be alone he just says "I don't know" or "you're already helping so much."
I've found that he just likes to be left in his own little world. Sitting next to him reading while he sleeps or making tea for the both of us seems to be enough for him. I guess I'm the same way when I'm sick (I like taking care of myself) so I understand, I just wish I could do more to make him feel better :/
My dad on the other hand, always has what we call "The Man Flu."
This is when he gets a tiny cold but acts like he has the plague or something. He deserves his days off and is allowed to be sick, but (maybe because he grew up with 5 older sisters) he is SUCH a baby when he is sick hahaha!