Oh, so perhaps it's besides the point then Johanna - that's good perspective, thanks. They seem fairly even-keeled most days, and doing normal now in the mornings, but we also are watching them like hawks.
Well, her toe nail fell off. They did some x-rays and it turns out she has pretty severe arthritis on her paw. It got so swollen her nail detached. It made sense why I swear I was smelling decay. She still has swelling in her paw. She still won't leave it alone so we're still keeping the cone, cushion ring, and muzzle on her. Not really sure what to do with her at this point. Keep her moving but keep her discomfort controlled. But don't let her bite or lick at it. Boots are not going to help. But we gotta keep her paw clean. Blah.