... The docs are not quite sure how she got cirrhosis except for fatty liver disease and they nicked her liver years ago when she had surgery for something else. She is taking care of herself and doing all she can to keep on going. Her Meld # is 8. Can someone tell me what this all means? I've looked up info and know the basics; I just don't know what that Meld # means nor how long I should expect her life to be. Very confused