When I'm sick, my husband tries to do his own things (i.e. cook, sort of clean, laundry) and not to disturb me. He'll also bring me food, tea, and anything else he thinks I might need. With that said, I don't think men have the patience to look after a sick person in the same way as women. A couple of months back I had a really bad flu/bronchitis and after doing the regular things (i.e. bringing me food, tea, making sure I'm comfortable, helping around the house), the poor thing called his mom and asked what else he should do. I think this is very true. My mom is like this. You could get a cold/the flu/allergies/the bubonic plague and she'll still tell you "It's because you don't eat properly that you have no immune system and get sick." Lol.