((((Butterfly)))), I know that you must have been scared out of your wits. My husband never have a bleed but he did have his varices banded a couple of times. I know that it was my worst fear for him to have a bleed.
Thank you for sharing your story.........Liver disease takes so many different paths for each individual that I really don't think that most of the doctors know everything........including the Hepatologists. Yes they are the most knowledgeable about it but there's probably a lot they don't know.
I honestly believe that the people living with the disease have an inside advantage....but because we are not doctors .......the doctors tend not to take our word for it and blow us off sometimes. I think that what the doctor told you, he actually meant that in his training or his experience that once grade 2 it does not inprove to grade 1. But as everyone knows this liver disease ride is full of surprises. Each ride is different.
Take care Butterfly and as always you and yours are continually in my thoughts and prayers..........
When the going gets tough....the tough get going! Don't always know where I going but I get there anyways.