SW, that is wonderful news.
I too am glad that you contacted the researcher ....without his advise, poor Timber would be back on steroids again so kudos to you for checking things out so thoroughly.
Has your vet shown any more interest in getting information out there that tick disease does happen in Canada? Perhaps, if you could get a newspaper to publish Timber's story just to make the public more aware to get help if they suspect it with any of their pets.
for Timber's recovery and yes, I'd love to see new pics too.