I really don't know anything about pancreatitis, but do know a bit about bowel issues.
Does Tus have diarrhea or constipation? Any mucous or blood on her feces?
As for pred, I know it is a dreaded drug for humans. It makes them feel horribly moody, and ill along with weight gain. Some would rather have their colons taken out than to be on pred for the rest of their lives to control their disease. Others don't do too bad on it. Now I can't speak for cats, and as far as I am concerned, neither can vets as cats can't speak to them.
Cat maid to:
Puddles, female Himalayan (16 yrs)
Jasper, male Ragdoll ?? (approx 9 yrs)
Sweet Pea, female silver tabby DSH (approx 7 yrs)
Rose semi feral, a cpietra rescue, female tabby (approx 6 yrs)
Snowball RIP (1991-2005)
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