We finally had to bite the bullet. My daughter went for three weeks barely getting off the sofa, barely eating, with 12 lb weight loss. She barely did any schoolwork, and completely stopped her sport. She was able to bear two hours of her birthday party, but suffered afterward with cramping, diarrhea, some blood, and got up a few times in the night. She slept the next day til noon
Today we gave her 35mg of Prednisone. The difference is night and day! She is eating! She hasnt had any diarrhea or cramping. She eagerly took a walk around the block.
Tomorrow we plan to give her 30mg for 5 days.
Thanks for all of the responses!