Hi. My son Joseph is 15 now and has had nephrotic syndrome since he was 6yrs old. I was told there is a good possibility that he will have this as an adult and for the rest of his life. He has frequent relapses and is hospitalized a few times a year. My concern now is that his growth has been stunted by the prednisone and we are discussing growth hormone therapy. I dont know if this is a good or bad idea yet. He is in High school now and everyone notices his short stature. Kids can be very cruel. He is very strong and good hearted but his growth bothers him more than his disease.