Posted 12/19/2019 4:55 AM (GMT -7)
I know this can be very frustrating, especially from the Parents perspective. As for the stricture or possible stricture, since Crohn's can appear anywhere from mouth to anus, inflammation and strictures can appear outside of the typical areas, which for most is the terminal illium.
Inflammatory markers can often be a unreliable indicator of what's going on. Many will tell you this. They're a guideline at best. An MRE should give you a much clearer idea of what's happening.
It sounds like your Son has been doing pretty well except for this recent bout. This could be fairly minor, and easily treated. If the results show inflammation, then they may opt for a short course of Prednisone. Hopefully, they don't need to transition to another anti-TNF, but at worst this might be an option as well.
Try to stay positive. My Daughter has always struggled with iron levels. Even in remission hers remain fairly low. Her GI doesn't have Crohn's, but her iron is lower than my Daughters. Keep us posted. Hope things improve soon.