Not really sure where to start with this (we're new to this and may not know the right terminology).... My son is 14 and and has has symptoms for well over a year. Not gaining weight, long periods of loose stools and blood present, tried, pale. It been a long road to get to where we are now with him. He's had several faecal calprotien tests that show inflammation, blood tests that have been very irratic, (showing high lfts, and prolonged blood clotting and irratic white blood cell count) which they have said is propably due to auto-immune problem. He has been admitted to hospital with inflamation of his upper arm's, which at the time they put down to bacterial celulitis but they have since questioned if this could have been arthritis . Where we stand it the minute is he's just had a ultrasound which hasn't showed anything, but he was have a good week, and he has an appointment for a endoscopy and colonoscopy in about 2 weeks. We're worried about so much, if he's not in flare will it even show anything? What with all the coronavirus scare am I best keeping him at home, we've noticed even a small cold makes his symptoms much worse and as he's not diagnosed and he's not on any meds at all yet we don't know where he stands in the whole thing. I've been trying to get hold of his pedatrician for advice but he's obviously very busy. We just need some advice, and is it normal for the process of diagnosing to take this long? Many thanks Jordansangel.