On the settee with the flu with everything he needed: tissues, bug spray (year-round mosquitoes here), fluids, a clock, ibuprofen, a knit cap to keep his ears warm, a book to help him sleep, and an extra blanket for his perpetually-cold toes.
I generously gave Dick my little cold I'm sure, but it hit him harder than he's ever experienced. Previously, if he had a cold, he'd lay down and rest for 6 hours and - poof! - it was gone. It's taken 5 days for him to feel any improvement.