Hello all. I'm new to this site and hope to find some helpful information on the liver transplant process. My fiancé is very sick and been battling this disease for almost two years. We began seeing a liver consultant since then and periodically see him. At the beginning of this, We were told his MELD score was around a 19 but needed to go 6 full months of sobriety before being evaluated to be on a list. He went the six months and we expected to be evaluated but.....the doctor didn't feel it was necessary to evaluate him at that time and said to check back in a few months. At the time, we were thrilled because we didn't need to be on the list. Now however, I'm started to wonder why in the world we weren't. A few months ago, he had a bad case of encephalopathy and had to be hospitalized. Since then, we've been in and out of the hospital because his levels are all over the place. His MELD score from our calculation is 0ver 30 now. So here's the deal. Before he got sick again, he slipped up and drank. He was so upset with himself he actually checked himself into rehab. He was only there a few days before they sent him to ICU because of his levels. Now he needs a transplant more than ever, and he hasn't been sober for 6 months so every doctor has told us they will refuse him. Does anyone have any advice? He deserves this and he's fighting so hard and Is such a great person. We are desperate for knowledge on what to do.
Bless you all for your strength!