Thank you for responding. Do you think that's the reason? The vet told me that when the feeling comes back that it does not itch or tingle (that was one of my first questions, because I was concerned about chewing from that perspective) and I have been wondering whether that's accurate or not. My vet is definitely inexperienced.
I am trying to find a vet who does accupuncture down here (Miami, FL) to make an appointment. Maybe there are some here who can give some suggestions (I would even be open to a phone consultation).