People have asked me in the past, how to calculate a MELD score, and honestly I had no idea. But recently I looked up how to calculate it, and although I'm not an expert and you should still consult with your doctor, I'm going to share with you what I learned.
It appears that you can basically calculate your meld score with three scores, for:
We found several inaccuracies that the doctor had written on his chart, and I've thought about calling them to ask that they correct them, but am not sure they will. At least I would like to see a note in his chart that I called to ask about it, because I don't think it's right that there is wrong information on there (and it bugs me that these findings are reported to the medical center and his colleagues). Although I do like Jake's liver specialist, he seemed very resistant to being able to being able to admit that Jake had made such a large improvement (without seeing a doctor or being on any medications for over a year). I suppose I shouldn't be too surprised : /
Recently, a troll who'd tried to post nasty comments on my blog was bragging about how his MELD score was a "6" - and insinuating that my husband couldn't possibly have healed since his score "was still so high" (he was looking at a very old picture I'd posted of my husband's MELD scores, shortly after he left the hospital). As Steve Martin would say, Excuuuuuuse Me, for not having the time to re-calculate his current score and post an update (I just assumed most people have enough brain cells to figure out it was an old picture). I've been a little busy this year trying to help people with cirrhosis, while you've been lounging on beach chairs in Florida. But hey... thanks for motivating me to look this up!
Again, if you cirrhosis, you are supposed to be under a physician's care, and get your blood checked regularly. And you're supposed to get your MELD score from him. So if you haven't already seen a doctor... please go do that.