I have not updated about Chica's heartworm treatment in awhile, life has really exploded around here(some really good and some not so much, but such is life). We are at the end of our second week of prednisone and 1.5 weeks into doxycycline. It has been really tough on Chica and she has had some not so pleasant side effects from the meds along with many days not feeling well. Vomiting, lethargic, urinating in the house and on herself, loss of appetite and the most recent being extreme amounts of mucus in her stools. We will do the next step down on her prednisone tomorrow and I'm looking forward to that! I will give another update soon(I hope, heading out of town tomorrow morning) and definitely before her first scheduled injection on April 29th. Though I am still in disbelief she is heartworm positive(after the 5 negative tests since last July!) I am most certainly looking forward to a healthy pup next fall. We just need to get through today and each day until then. Thanks to the support on this forum, the rescuing community and band of dog lovers I am confident we will!