We headed off to see Dr C, our awesome vet, on Tuesday evening. Lola had been on the 10mg every other day dosage of prednisone for 8 weeks and it was time to get checked out and decide what the next step was.
I've been watching her
Now for the drumroll... We have made the decision to take Lola off of prednisone completely! ( :::knock on wood::: ) Doesn't she look happy (ignore Tut's I-Didn't-Get-To-Go-For-A-Freaking-Ride look)?
Now if you will all keep the paws crossed over the next few weeks that she stays looking this happy and Mama does not find any new lumps! Dr C says if the autoimmune disease is to flare up again, it would probably be in 2 - 4 weeks after stopping the prednisone. However, she really doesn't think this will be the case, as she says "the dosage of prednisone Lola has been on for the past 8 weeks is like a drop in the ocean for a dog her size." Fortunately for us, our vet has first hand experience with going through this same issue with one of her own dogs who has been prednisone and issue free for 4 years!
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