When diagnosed my MELD score was 26. I was critically ill & the diagnosis took a while. Medications restarted my kidneys without dialysis. My MELD score post TIPs is now 6. My hepatoligist has told me improvement of this degree is unusual. I’m prayerful it continues as my quality of life is now good. I was drinking alcohol prior to my diagnosis but no longer drink at all. It is worrisome to think of being that ill again but would be a candidate for transplant if I deteriorate. At this point we monitor & wait to see what happens.