Well then, I've just fired my last remaining staff for failure to communicate regularly and effectively. If anyone still wants to try working for me it's not a bad time to try.
Let's not mince words. There is no room for the obtuse and infirm in a startup company. A business is a war-machine.
Now I'm considering sending the poor boy a personal donation for compassionate reasons, but I'm not sure if that's helpful for the root problem.