I’ve just been in contact with a young woman named Laura, who is the niece of valued longtime commenter Schlemazel. Apparently he went to the doctor last week for what he thought was a UTI, and it turns out that it was not a UTI:
He has end stage bladder cancer. It was unexpected and completely botched. He went in to the ER last week for what we thought was a UTI and they admitted him right away. They did a bunch of tests and we found out this afternoon that he won’t be coming home. He is a brilliant misanthrope and I am so grateful that he was able to find a lovable bunch of jackels that have like minds.
Apparently his calcium is out of whack and he is confused and will not be able to respond to this post, but I wanted everyone to know and to lift a glass to the cantankerous bastard, say prayers, do whatever you do, and maybe a miracle will occur. I’ve got him in my thoughts.