Just got back from H's doctor: the antibiotic he prescribed a couple of days ago is working well, and he wants to see her again in six weeks. Apparently we all have a certain type of bacteria in our gut (which he said but did not spell and I'm not going to attempt it), and it never bothers most people. But in people with ulcerative colitis, it can run amok and mimic the same symptoms as the colitis, but can be gotten rid of with antibiotics.
Plus, she'd gained a pound this month, which is good news. I've been trying to fatten her up! I only wish that I could drink all the chocolate milkshakes I wanted, too. Ummmm, Chick-Fil-A milkshakes . . .