Wow. I was amazed at the number of people at ClickerExpo who asked about Laev! I even got TAGged for her blog! You guys are great. :-)
Super-brief update, because I've been asked: Yes, Laev seems much improved. She went back to regular training a week ago and did just great. I was also super-proud that even in her over-the-top excitement at FINALLY getting to go back to work, she was perfectly clean in her positively-trained hold and barks.
Two days later, she wasn't as clean on a different helper -- she brushed the sleeve as she went by, just asking a question -- and I'll have to do some work on that. No cheating.
But overall, it seems she feels much better physically, and that's what's most important.