We discussed the typically recommended steroid tapering course and decided to initiate the taper at this time. I discussed that the taper will be gradual and unless there is recurrence, will follow this course:
Prednisone 2.5 mg po bid X 4 weeks,
Then 2.5 mg po Q24 X 4 weeks,
Then 2.5 mg Q48 for 4 weeks. Then discontinue.
I recommended blood work be checked in 6 weeks to include cbc/chem panel/cpli, +/- gi panel. This should serve as a baseline to see how Riley handles the continued taper."