Now he can't text you because he can't use a phone with ghost fingers.
If he's in the bathroom all night because of his Crohn's, he might not want to go into graphic detail before you two even have your first date. He catfished you and was hoping things would never get to this point. He thought maybe he could avoid ever meeting in person and blowing his cover.
So how should a person react when a date is canceled? Respect begets respect, scorn begets scorn, and silence begets silence. Did the guy know beforehand that the woman even had a daughter? Important details such as children should be disclosed before the date. Give your bambina a hug, and I hope she feels better.” A guy really wanting to score points can check the next day or two to see how the child is feeling. One woman sent a text message that said “I have to cancel for tonight.” Since my enthusiasm was low to start, my response was “ok.” She said, “thanks,” I reiterated “ok,” and that was it. Waiting one night is not the end of the world, but this was pure flakiness. However, she looked great in a black miniskirt hiked up quite high. She lacked substance, and so did my motive for dating her.