The local neurologist called yesterday and said he'll prescribe Flagyl to be taken every eight hours in doses of 750 mg for 10 days. We'll do a blood test for liver function shortly after that, because this stuff is hard on the liver.
We're hoping for a Herxheimer reaction, chills, symptoms of illness or flu, that will indicate that microbial invaders are being killed en masse and shedding their toxins. We'll also follow the grip strength and other metrics.
After the phone call, I made a video recording of myself saying the pledge of allegiance as fast as I could, to use as a baseline against future speech rate and intelligibility.