Been told today that our little girl (aged 2) is going onto a daily maintenance dose of Pred. We were also given a very quick demo and vague explanation of an additional hydrocortisone injection she may need if in an accident or if she has a vomiting bug for example.
Thing is I'm confused. Not about the Pred, but about the hydrocortisone. Why does she need it and when?? What kind of accident warrants it??
My husband thinks just when she has a bug, but I'm sure the consultant said if she has an accident too. Thing is, by that stage I was so shocked she needs daily Pred that didn't hear much else!
Also, does this mean she's steroid dependent? And what does this mean? What are the implications?