You remind him you must stay in bed
When I was sick, I had to remind my husband I was sick. We have a dog who needs to go out three times a day. Every time that need came up, I’d have to ask my partner to take her. Most of the times he’d double-check, “You sure you’re not able to do it?” Oh. My. God. When the tables are turned, I will not allow the man to go for a walk when he’s sick. Meanwhile, he’s testing the waters, seeing if perhaps I’m actually strong enough to take our dog outside. He always caved and took the dog out, but he was certainly not going out of his way to make sure I stayed in bed, rested up and got healthy sooner than later.