Wow, Dean, life has dealt you a crappy hand this time around. Don't let it get you down, we have all been there at least once, or we are about to be. There are plenty of good support services for people dealing with the stresses of family illness, and the comraderie of the reptile community is sure to help you along.
Try not to dwell on the hardships you have been facing as of late, I am sure there is a breeding project or a special acquisition that can add a little sunshine to your days.
I have learned silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, stranger, I am ungrateful to these teachers.