Good morning everyone. My mom has had lung problems as long as I can remember. She has Bronchiectasis. She has had many , many infections over the years and Pneumonia many times. She RA so they have put her on Prednisone but now her WBC has gone WAY up and has been for about 6 months now. She has been sent for a chest x-ray once a month for 4 months because they have seen a shadow and an area that looks like glass shards?? In the lower lobe of her right lung. They are saying that the Prednisone is what is making the WBC go up but even with this drug she has one shoulder that is giving her TERRIBLE pain. So I guess my question is has anyone heard of Prednisone making the WBC go high and has anyone heard of an appearance of glass shards and a shadow in the lungs. Sorry for the long post I live away from my mom so can not just go and check on her and of course she says don't worry about her . Sheesh that's easier said than done.