Hi Terri...interesting to say the least of what the doc reported back to you about
the ER doc. Do you have copies of that statement from your doctor?
Did your GI do stool samples for the bacteria that's the culprit. Is it Campylobacter?
It's possible that this might be a trigger for UC eventually...but hopefully the antibiotics will be able to deal with it asap.
Keep us posted as to the outcome of your visit to the hospital regarding the ER doc's statements. Did she at least give a look-see as to what was going on?
It's unfortunate you're having to go through all of this...but it's probably a good idea your doc isn't giving you steroids before treating the gastro invader.