My husband (53) was diagnosed on Aug 15/16 with Hep C induced Cirrohsis at End Stage Liver Disease. When his MELD score went to 25, which was Sept 10, they admitted him and started his evaluation work up immeaditly once the insurance cleared him. They can do the workup as quickly as they want. We still have the surgical evaluation, which is scheduled on Tues, and then be presented to a board that has to approve him to be put on the transplant list. With your husband having alcohol related, they may make him go to AA. I hope everything works out. The blood thing is scary. My husband has frequent nose bleeds that are becoming more frequint and longer and I know that scares me to death. Good luck and my prayers are with you.