We have a two story house, so we have two flights of stairs to go down to get to the patio where we take her out. Right now she hardly even considers going up/down them herself. In fact, she just stares up at them...on a regular day she goes up and down them with us all day/evening! The vet said to use a leash on the stairs so she couldn't run them...but, right now that isn't much of a problem. We are carrying her right now and just going very slowly.

I know what you mean about worrying about falling/dropping her though...I'm known for being kind of clumsy and have fallen down our stairs before. I'm just being extra careful when I've got her in my arms...