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Increasing Prednisone--Thoughts

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Here's the email I sent the oncologist--I'd appreciate thoughts from anyone w/experience with Lymphoma and/or Prednisone:


"Murphy continues to do well--he is an active, happy boy. The last couple of days, we have seen the abdominal swelling resume. He does not appear at all uncomfortable and gentle belly rubs + gasx seem to be helping him keep everything moving. But we are wondering if increasing the Prednisone would be helpful in the longish term vs. the risk of increased side effects. He currently takes 30mg/day in the am. The only side effects we have seen are:
1) increased appetite and weight loss (the weight loss has stopped with substantially more kibble and two extra meals of boiled chicken breast and pureed vegetables)
2) loose bowels, and
3) increased drinking and urine output--concentration appears normal."

Beth, Petey (8 September 2018- ), and Faith (22 March 2019). Godspeed Patrick (28 April 1999 - 5 August 2012), Murphy (23 June 2004 - 27 July 2013), Leo (1 May 2009 - 27 January 2020), and Henry (10 August 2010 - 7 August 2020), you were loved more than you can know.

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