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I am Dr. Snow, and I can try and help you today! It very well may be brachycephalic syndrome causing some airflow obstruction, however, if he tolerated the higher dose of steroids well, it would not be a bad idea to up the dosage again to see if that gives him some relief.
To decrease the likelihood of any GI symptoms from the steroids, you could add in a daily dose of Pepcid.
Here is a good link for info about brachycephalic syndrome:
Glad to hear he may be a bit better already! Prednisone works pretty quickly so you should see results within the first 24-48 hours. Sometimes a humidifier can help as well. Let me know if you have any other questions!