Her white blood cell count was very low when she was initially tested. After 3 weeks on the prednisone, which I am told is a very high dose, her white cell count went into the normal range, but her red count remained virtually unchanged.
FYI, she is a Rottweiler, 4 years old 102 lbs. Her prednisone dose initally was 30mg twice daily, which was cut down to 20mg twice daily because she is developing iatrogenic cushings. Her muscle mass has been deteriorating, she can no longer jump or climb stairs, she isn't sleeping, she wakes us up twice during the night to go outside and she is having accidents in the house when we are away for as little as 2 or 3 hours. She is going through about 4 bowls of water per day and is constantly hungry. When she started the prednisone, I thought at first she was getting better because she became more sociable and her energy seemed to improve. However, looking back on this behavior, I believe it was hunger-driven...always looking for food.
I will accept your answer after you read this information so you get paid...I guess I just want to know what you opinion is on her "quality of life" and what it would be if I kept trying new treatments and putting her through this. She was a working dog...she lived for being outside and going for walks and pullig carts and playing rough and if her life can't be like this anymore, I don't want to prolong her suffering.
Immune related illnesses have also been ruled out by all the tests that have been done