The Bear's in the hospital right now, Tico, he's not likely to be running anything by you for a while . . .
Sorry to hear about the Bear. Sounds painful.
I'm sure he'll be excited to take me up on my offer when he's done convalescing.
I don't know, he's never seemed particularly dull-witted to me . . . i can't see it happening . . .
You might drop by and offer your best wishes . . .
it seems he's facing major surgery.