Honey's vet appointment went well; she is in great health. Her doc actually said she is looking amazing for a senior her age.
BUT because she is older, he didn't want to get into any heavy blood pressure altering drugs if he didn't have to, and gave us a trial amount of valium (diazepam). I am to give her 2 or 3 tabs two hours before a storm. The dosage can be elevated slightly if needed. And if the valium doesn't work, we'll try something else.
We have a front coming through tomorrow so I'll be giving Honey her first dosage. I hope it will help her.
BTW - the reason I keep posting is to possibly help others out there that have a dog with the same phobia. Maybe our experiences and trials can help others know what to do and be of some comfort.