So after my post about the ventilator yesterday, the head NICU doctor ended up meeting with me and telling me that they were concerned that he was on the vent so long and they want to try steroids to get him off it. They started hydrocortisone yesterday, and we are praying it works within the next 48 hours. If not, they will d/c that steroid and start him on decadron instead. Has anyone's LO had experience with these steroids? Are there any side effects you noticed that I should look out for? They warned me about all the potential side effects, I'm just wondering what you all have experienced if you've been through the steroid treatments. I'm going to call in 10 minutes for my morning update, and they started the treatments yesterday while I was there, so they said they should see some improvements in his breathing and urine output by this morning if the hydro is going to work. Fingers crossed!!