Now that it has been a few days, and I have drank all the alcohol in the house, and knowing that my following on here is smaller and less likely to flood me full of "god why did I post that", I'll just post this quick, hard and dirty recital of facts as an update.
The good: Chloe Rose Cat LTF arrived. She is gorgeous. Needs new eyes. Was dropped in marinara sauce first night I had her due to new kitten Bumi, which is yes, named after Aang's son from Legend of Korra. He is just as crazy as the name implies. Also adorable.
The bad: USPS can suck my non existant pecker. That is all.
The ugly: This may be a repeat for some of you. Please bear with. My mom has been diagnosed with liver cancer. I am in no way shape or form wanting to talk about it right now.
Mom's cancer is inoperable. Chemo and radiation aren't an option due to it being on her liver, and that's what processes the radiation. It is on both lobes, so they can't cut it out. She can take a pill, but it will only slow growth, and prolong the ultimate diagnosis. The only "cure" is a liver transplant that the oncologist says has never been successful in California, because no one lives long enough to get a match. Her prognosis is 6-12 months. He thinks she's already had it at least a year, and it's already been a mini-miracle that she hasn't shown any of the symptoms as it is very aggressive and fast growing type. There is, quite literally, nothing we can do but sit back and watch and wait.
I was never any good at that. Thanks again for all the support and comments. If I don't reply, it's not that I'm not appreciative, I just can not coherently express anything but rage and grief at the moment, and anything else is beyond me.