I want to say again thank you for all your kind wishes and offers of help. My family had a big conference with the general surgeon today--my aunt continues to defy the odds but still everything is touch and go and very much dependent on whether or not she can survive these initial procedures. She has an incredible, overwhelming amount of trauma but so far her body is handling everything amazingly well. In fact apparently she is on par with a remarkable 20 year old according to this 15 year trauma veteran doc. She is fortunate to not have any chronic illnesses except maybe an addiction to redecorating her home and antiquing.
So we're hoping she again remains stable enough to tolerate more repairs. Tomorrow she is planned for abdominal washout/possible closure. I hope some of this initial exhaustion and emotional drain lifts soon.