Penny, Thanks for the nice reply and explanation. I still am trying to learn about the liver, problems which arise when caring for a husband with cirrhosis. Have learned much, but it really is over whelming somedays.
Accoarding to our primary doctor tosay he feels that my husband is during remarkably well at present. My husband had had some blood work completed for a physical which we had to cancel last week, so I was able to obtain 2 parts of the MELD score. I am missing the clotting time. We had so much to discuss with the doctor so I did not really get to ask some of my questions which I have after reading on this site. My husbands pants are tight so the doctor felt to see if he could feel fluid in his abdomen. Felt that it is just fat, but will watch him carefully. The doctor was surprised at how alert my husband was. His blodd pressure was low enough that he does not want to increase his duretics so to help with his leg edema. We see a podiatrist also who watches the edema and when his legs/feet get more swollen than he likes he wraps his legs for 4 days and then checks to see how the edema is. So today when we saw the podiatrist he was very pleased with the decrease in swelling so we are going to go back with the compression stockings. So it is put the stockings on each morning, take off at night and I wash his legs every 3 days. The primary doctor was very pleased with the condition of my husbands legs today also.
I still am concerned about what is down the road for us, but espcially for my husband. But after the good visit today, I am going to try to relax some and pray that his condition will stay stable.