I've been gradually softening her food less and less over the past couple of weeks, so far so good. I've even went so far as to add a handful of hard food in with the mushier food and she's handled that well.
I'll continue to slowly reintroduce the hard and see if finally she can eat normally again. This soaking food is getting old real fast, especially when I forget to do it and have to hurry and run it through the blender UGH!
Hopefully this is the beginning of her throat being better, what ever was wrong in the first place, and she will soon be able to eat like a normal dog again.