Original Deftones bassist Chi Cheng hasn't had it easy since his 2008 car accident, which left him in the partially conscious state that he is in now. Sadly, it gets worse. He was hospitalized this past Thursday after being diagnosed with pneumonia. While his blood pressure and oxygen levels were low initially, the Deftones bassist seems to be doing better according to updates on the OneLoveForChi.com website. Here's the latest update from his mother:
hi Gina! let me send you a quick blog to our lovely onelove family,Mae has been staying with Chi for most of the time since Chi went into ICU on Thursday. Today when Sal and I went in to see him, he looked better than we had expected. He was quite aware of what was going on. He is still on life support and not enjoying the tube down his throat.He did respond to us and they are going to try to ween him off the breathing machine tomorrow. When they tried today he did not do well but he has been on it before and gotten off without incident.He is sedated part of the time but knows that he is near home and we are waiting to get him back to the house. He knows that we are there. Sal read him all of the comments that were sent to him and he knows that there are so many people sending prayers and love.Sal took a few pics for me to share with you. He is quite intensely listening to what I say and responds in different small but deliberate ways. He knows that we are waiting for him.Thank you all again for the prayers and support! He wanted so much to be home and you all brought him home to California and to his family. We are so grateful! Please keep him lifted in prayer. Blessings to you all family!-Mom J and the Cheng gang
We'll keep you updated on improvements in his condition. For now, keep checkingOneLoveForChi.com for updates from his family. You could also help the cause and donate to the "Chi Ling Cheng Special Needs Trust", which goes towards the bassist's ongoing medical bills.