Thanks for all the advice everyone. Sorry for the delayed response, but my wife is just getting out of the hospital now.
I spoke with my doctor last week and he changed my perscription to an 8 wk dose of prednisone. Three days now, and still having sypmtoms. I'm hopeful that the medicine kicks in soon.
I'm so grateful to have a forum like this to vent and learn from others with shared experiences. Thanks to all!