Chi Cheng, bassist for the rock band ”Deftones,” is still in a coma, but responds to reflex tests.
Cheng suffered serious injuries from a car accident that happened in Santa Ana, California, last week. Doctors treating the bassist say they are hopeful the musician will make a full recovery.
A recent post from Deftone’s studio blog reads, “This Sunday saw the first signs of your prayers in action. Chi was able to hear and respond to his father’s request to move his lower lip. His father also administered a tendon reflex test, of which both legs responded with movement. Doctors continue to remain optimistic, and the energy at the hospital remains very positive.”
Cheng, 38, remains in serious condition in a Northern California Hospital. However, doctors have suggested the condition is stable.
Drummer Abe Cunningham wrote in a separate post, “The neurosurgeon treating Chi says the first 72 hours are critical, and as of now, he is fighting the good fight and the doctors remain optimistic. We are seeing your prayers in action. The family asks that all the prayer warriors out there continue to pray for Chi, and keep sending out your positive energy.”
Christina Applegate is healthy again, just a month after she announced she had breast cancer.
“I’m clear. Absolutely 100 percent clear and clean,” she told Good Morning America yesterday. “It did not spread — they got everything out, so I’m definitely not going to die from breast cancer.”
To ensure the cancer would be completely removed, Applegate chose to have a double mastectomy, removing both of her breasts.
“I didn’t want to go back to the doctors every four months for testing and squishing and everything,” she explained. “I just wanted to kind of get rid of this whole thing for me. This was the choice that I made and it was a tough one.”
She will be undergoing breast reconstruction surgery over the next several months, and says she finds her own ways to heal.
“Sometimes, you know, I cry. And sometimes I scream. And I get really angry. And I get really upset, you know, into wallowing in self-pity sometimes. And I think that it’s all part of the healing.”
Applegate’s mother is a repeat breast cancer survivor.