Thanks, once again, everyone (: It's really hard to find people who understand what it's like to lose a pet, but that's what I love about the betta forums. Here, everyone understands (: I only have on real life friend who cares about my fish, and who understands what it's like to lose them.
In an effort to make me feel better, Aris let me watch him, for the first time ever, shed. I woke up to some rustling noises, and feeling a little panicked (did a cat get in my room?!), I rushed over to his tank and found.... a little snakie was his skin peeling off xD Of course, immediately "D'aww"s filled the air, and I had to pull up my chair and watch... for about an hour :3 Made me feel so much better, knowing that he, at least, is clearly on the road to recovery.