Mike's aunt and uncle and cousins arrived awhile later and we ate and exchanged gifts. All the while, we keep hearing worse news about Sam. The pulmonologist has reviewed the cat scan it showed his right lung to be 2/3 full of puss and abcesses. Gross! (Sorry, Sam!) He would need a thoracotomy (a surgery in which they open up your lung.) They eventually decided it would be on Christmas day around 2 pm.
The next morning we went back and he was quickly transferred to the CCU or step-down unit. More good signs! Later that day we celebrated Christmas with my family at home and then again with Sam in the hospital. We received lots of nice gifts, but we all felt bad because Sam wasn't there.