I am so sorry you and your son are going through this. My daughter was dx'd when she was 12 years old. She was put into the hospital for vomiting and was there for 4-5 days until the rest of the family started getting the vomits. Turns out it was just a viral infection.
I'm sorry I can't answer your question about
remission. I don't think anyone can. Everyone of us are different and each med works differently also. My daughter only had a few options when she as a child but there are more and more information and meds out there now. The first year or two are the most difficult and you have to have close contact with the doctor so he/she knows what is working and what is not. Keep asking questions and read, read, read. Don't get scared about
what you read, since there is a wide range of possible problems but please do get informed. It's the best thing you can do for your son.
Take care and keep asking questions.
Vicky / 47 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
Daughter (26) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression
Cymbalta, Metformin, Lipitor