Our friend, Prednisone

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-27-2000
Our friend, Prednisone
Wed, 12-26-2012 - 10:29pm

If you read my post in the Breed Specific area, you saw that Comet was experiencing weakness and a sort of paralysis in his hind quarters, both bowel and muscular.  We started him on Prednisone over a week ago, and it's now been five days since I have seen him fall.  He trots instead of plods, stands taller and in general emits the confident stature of a Weimaraner.  I couldn't be more grateful.  Jester, my beloved greyhound was on Pred for most of his life, and if it can bring more quality of life to Comet, I'm a big fan of steroids.  I'm looking forward to another year of great companionship this year.  Sure am not ready to lose another one so soon.


Oh say, can you see?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2001
Thu, 12-27-2012 - 8:23am

Hi Barbara ,  I was happy to hear that the prednisone is helping Comet,,,, glad to hear he's walking better and no more falls.....  (()) 

Community Leader
Registered: 11-21-2001
Thu, 12-27-2012 - 11:44am

That's great news Barbara!!  We do what we have to do for our furkids....I'm so glad that Comet is doing so well.  Hugs to you both!!

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-01-1999
Thu, 12-27-2012 - 4:16pm

I am glad you were able to find something that helps him!