I worked this hive again this weekend, and reduced it to one deep. Things seem to have stabilized. Not sure if it is my feeding that helped, a flow that is occurring, or just they worked things out on their own. No dead bees in the bottom this time, and seems to have quite a bit of larvae, so I'm holding out hope that they will really kick it in gear now.
I guess when they get the bottom deep about 70-80% full, I should add the 2nd deep on again?
I'll keep you all posted on this in the future. Thanks for all of the good info.