We did eventually get him off the pred and onto Accolate instead. Between that and two inhalers, he's been breathing easily for a few weeks now - even when I burned the bacon for the stuffing at Thanksgiving and filled the house with smoke!
I've never heard of Pred being used for pain but I hope it works for your poor baby. It sounds like she's going through the wringer.
Storm (beeps and has a pink nose and toes),
Misty (with big blue eyes and tasseled ears),
Anya (only ever called Honey - she's that sweet),
Zander (who goes by Punkin' cause he's almost that bright)
Kasee (couch potato who thinks she's a dog)