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Deftones Bassist Chi Cheng's Condition Improving

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Nearly two years since Deftones bassist Chi Cheng was severely injured in a car accident and went into a coma, his condition is said to be improving. Here are some excerpts from the latest blog post about his progress:

"A week ago Chi had a Baclofen Pump implanted to relax his legs and feet more, as they were always tense. Then he pretty much slept for a week, hardly opening his eyes and losing the muscle in his chest, arms and legs from not moving a muscle. Yesterday Mae called the Doc to ask about reducing the dose because he was so unresponsive.

"Then in the afternoon, he opened his eyes wide and seemed to "wake up". Roxie kept telling him to lift up, try to sit up. He started lifting his arms and shoulders and head off the pillow. I was at the computer with my back to them and she called my name. He continued to try with everything that he had to lift up off of the bed. I grabbed the video cam to catch part of it. I started counting at about #6 and he lifted himself at least 25 times. It was not very far off of the pillow, but he was concentrating so hard and will continue to improve we are sure.

"Again last night, she asked him to try lifting himself up. She started counting 1, 2, 3, and trying to have him pull up on the count of three. Sometimes he made it, sometimes not. But he was trying so hard and lifted about 35 times.

"Gina has worked so hard for this man for so long. If she has any little shortcoming it is a lack of patience. Waiting for things to happen is not agreeable to her. She wants him to have the best and she wants it NOW!

"I have come to feel like when God wants him up, God will make it happen. Of course, good care helps and getting him professional rehabilitation with the right equipment would make it much easier. I texted Gina last night before we spoke to ask how much exactly it would take to get Chi to NJ or NY and how close we were to that goal. This is Gina's department and she takes care of it. We are about a third of the way to the $100,000. to get him there.

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"I think we can safely say now "waking up" and "actively participating" in his therapy and recovery. Now the real work starts.:) I know you will keep the prayers coming! Respect and love!"

Source: OneLoveForChi.com

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1. The_Passenger writes:

This is Great News

# Oct 5, 2010 @ 4:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Comment writes:

oh sh**! thats awesome

# Oct 5, 2010 @ 5:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. RTB writes:

See what happends you
have a little faith f@ckers!
I attended the free show for Chi in Pomona a couple months back, his mom and family were there, it was really moving...get well Chi

# Oct 5, 2010 @ 5:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. EsotericSurgery writes:

Brilliant! Great news! Much love Chi we're behind you brother!

# Oct 5, 2010 @ 5:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. brandedcfh420 writes:

so he is out of the coma now? i missed the article saying that, if he is!!

# Oct 5, 2010 @ 5:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Jimmy J. writes:

This is great news.Shows what a little faith can do.

# Oct 5, 2010 @ 7:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. deathbringer writes:

Branded, I don't think it's so clear. It sounds like he's becoming somewhat responsive, but not sitting up and talking to people. (that's what I got from it at least). I do hope that they are true signs of recovery though.

# Oct 5, 2010 @ 8:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. brandedcfh420 writes:

DB: I couldnt make sense of it, but hope he comes out of it asap! not a deftones fan, but hope hes back home soon!

# Oct 5, 2010 @ 10:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. CHI lover writes:

Get well soon!!!!!!!!!!

# Oct 5, 2010 @ 10:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. metallix writes:

branded what kind of music do you litsen to. you are in every post commenting and either saying bad stuff of the band or just dgafing the whole article. I just wanna know what you litsen to cust it seems like you dont like that many bands. and if it is how I think it is than I think than either your in the wrong website or your just ignorant and probabaly dont even litsen to metal at all.

# Oct 6, 2010 @ 12:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Triforce writes:

Hey man branded only said he doesnt like the band...and after seeing them just a few weeks ago with Alice in Chains I must agree with him, but that doesnt mean he isnt being positive. He did give the guy his best wishes.

# Oct 6, 2010 @ 1:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. PANDA writes:

Omigosh, this makes my heart sh!t rainbows. I'm so glad Chi's doing better. Deftones is one of my favorite bands and I wish Chi and the band the best. (:

# Oct 6, 2010 @ 12:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. brandedcfh420 writes:

metallix: blah fkn blah. i was probably headbanging while you were in diapers! waaaaa fkn waaaa about your post. im NOT a deftones fan, but, as i said in my previous post, i hope he gets back home soon and back to touring with the band!

now go change your panties and suck your dad's nuts!!

# Oct 6, 2010 @ 12:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. brandedcfh420 writes:

metallix: i listen to............

Slayer
Testament
Pantera
Overdose
Paragon
Down
Tool
Clutch
Exodus
Black Label Society
Lamb Of God
Hatebreed
Arch Enemy
Acid Bath
Motorhead
Primus
Pro Pain
Sepultura
Sworn Enemy
Viking Skull
Birch Hill Dam
Final Curse
Perpetual Nightmare
Skinlab
Throwdown
Irate
Everybody Gets Hurts

Is that not metal enough for you or do I need to go back to "metal school"?

AND IF YOU WANT TO CALL SOMEONE IGNORANT, MAKE SURE THAT EVERY WORD YOU TYPED OUT IS SPELLED CORRECTLY!!

# Oct 6, 2010 @ 12:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. EsotericSurgery writes:

LMAO @ 12. My heart often sh!ts rainbows as well! :)

# Oct 6, 2010 @ 1:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. WOLF7 writes:

Great to hear Chi's doing better. Good stuff!

Me, I like Deftones. Great band (no bs).

They're a genuine band, just making the kind of music they wanna make. Calling them "nu-metal" or "alternative" is just an insult. They're neither and that's good.

White Pony was great, Saturday Night Wrist was pretty good, it's an interesting album, they took chances.
I think Diamond Eyes is really a brilliant album. One of the best albums I've heard in a long time.

# Oct 6, 2010 @ 2:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. KickAssDuke writes:

Agree with Wolf7, Diamond Eyes is a good one. Glad to hear that Chi is doing better.

Also, brandedcfh420 is a douche.

# Oct 6, 2010 @ 4:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. brandedcfh420 writes:

ty duke, means a lot comin from you. xxxooo

# Oct 6, 2010 @ 5:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Blindgreed1 writes:

metallix sux dix for 1/4's.

# Oct 6, 2010 @ 5:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. metallix writes:

branded you are very ignorant because I was just wondering apparently you do litsen to metal but you really are a douche. You should take a chill pill and have some gay sex with your butt buddy blindgreen
just sayin'

# Oct 7, 2010 @ 12:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Dasher10 writes:

As a huge Deftones fan, I can say that the news that Chi is getting better is awesome and I wish him a speedy recovery.

I other news, I'm wishing the same to Pete Sandoval with his back surgery.

# Oct 7, 2010 @ 2:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. brandedcfh420 writes:

""you are very ignorant because i was just wondering"

again you call me ignorant, but you completely screw up your post with ignorant grammar.

# Oct 7, 2010 @ 8:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. brandedcfh420 writes:

btw:

litsen = listen
blindgreen = blindgreed

double fail!!!

# Oct 7, 2010 @ 10:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Blindgreed1 writes:

Branded and I can't be butt buddies because i'm straight, not into long distance relationships and he's already married to a beautiful lady. Failsauce #3. You really suck at this metallix.

# Oct 7, 2010 @ 1:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Blindgreed1 writes:

On Topic: This is good news. I hope Chi gets back up on his feet. It's gonna be a long haul rehabbing but it sounds like he's willing to put the time in.

# Oct 7, 2010 @ 2:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. PANDA writes:

EsotericSurgery: It happens to me like, everyday. (:

# Oct 7, 2010 @ 2:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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