It's nerve-wracking to rehome an exotic pet. I had a similar experience while I was keeping a Black Throat Monitor. He grew to 25 pounds which was a bit over half his potential weight, when I got seriously ill, thinking I was sick unto death, and had to rehome two dogs and Mr. Cool. I was extremely worried about finding a good enough home for Mr. Cool. But a miracle happened and he's been safe ever since. And I eventually got well.