I am also a Mom with a beautiful daughter who was diagnosed when she was 9- it has been a battle but we are finally on the right medication and she is doing great.
I pray that thi will also happen for you daughter.
You are doing exactly what we did while on Prednisone we started 6-MP- almost the same as Imuran and we weaned the pred. while the 6-MP took over and she is doing great-
Do you like your pediatric GI? That is important- I hope you do.
That is great that you will also start her on VSL#3. I have had my daughter on it the whole time and I think it really helps.
Research and ask questions...the puffiness and extra weight gain will go away- it does take some time. My daughter was in 3rd grade while taking 40 mg a day and she looked awful and I was so lucky that none of the kids teased her or even seemed to notice.
I know how heart wrenching this is to go through as a parent- it is so hard to see your child suffer.
I really hope things turn around and that the Imuran works well for you daughter.