Just heard from Ruth 2 minutes ago - Melanie out of surgery and in recovery room.
They've taken out her intubation tube, and will be monitoring her closely, but the head nurse came in to tell Ruth and David that all went very well, just like clockwork, no surprises. She also said that she passed Barry's surgery room and they were just sewing Melanie's kidney into Barry.
Please continue sending all good thoughts, prayers, wishes their way; you're doing a wonderful job and we can feel you all out there.
Will post again soon, Renee