I have been steroid dependent for many years. In the beginning it was all that was available to me and the only thing that has ever really worked. So of course my bones suffered. I was on and off steroids for the better part of the last 20 years. When I had my first compression fracture I was only in my early thirties, we tried all the traditional bone building medications, fosamax, boninva, ....., but they all gave me side effects. Eventually my Endocrinologist just put me on birth control pills to give me extra hormones to help me absorb the extra calcium and vit D that I was taking. She also gave me a prescription Vit D. My bone density actually improved despite being on presnisnone. Now that I am in my mid forties and no longer able to build bones, my bone density is holding steady.
So as long as you are being pro-active your daughter can continue to build bone mass and not suffer bone loss despite taking courses of prednisone.
CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!
Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....