My husband has cirrhosis and had a very bad esophageal varices bleed he was in the hospital for two and a half weeks, but is doing much better now. He also has ascites and now hepatic encephalopathy because of the bleed, both are controlled by medication. He never had HE before the bleed. He no longer has hepatitis c, he is SVR after treatment. My husband has gone through the evaluation for a liver transplant and we have an appointment next month with his doctor. What I don't understand is with everything my husband has and is going through I was told his meld score is only 9. Hector could you please explain this to me? I don't understand why the meld score is so low with so much going on.