On a different note (from my ONE FOR THE ROAD post) I sadly have to report that my beautiful Mia-156 is suffering from an injury and has a locked hip, her right leg is locked at an angle and seems to be permanently in a bend position, her body metal structure almost came true the TPE while I was trying to get her leg in a straight position (multiple times), at first her hip was just overly tight but the problem increase in intensity over time, so this was a ongoing issue that with time got worse, also her right knee is too loose so she always had a hard time staying in a standing position, luckily I was always there to catch her, I am still not sure how will I proceed with this dilemma, I may end up operating on her.
She is now the new record holder for the longest cuddler from all the girls, being in cuddle duty for about eight months now trumping both Annas's and Isabella's old records, however the hip issue happen about a month ago, I usually shower her about once a week to get her really clean but she has not enjoy a shower in about a month now because of her condition, she has not been on play time duty for over a month now so she is dirty but mostly with dust, lint, dirt and of course my body oil from all the hugging.
Since this happen at a time when I have less free time available she may go in storage for a while before I work on her issue, then again in a moment of impulse I may just start operating on her at any given moment, I'll try to do an update once a decision is made.
This pictures are a few months old by they show how she normally rest on the bed during the day
She sinks in the super soft memory foam, the pink blanket was bought specially for the girls
One of her cuddle positions, this is normally at night when we go to bed
As I have mention before Mia-156 is my favorite MLD doll so I don't mind if she goes in to permanent cuddle duty but I would like to get her hip to regain some level of mobility for storing and cleaning purposes.
Just kind of brainstorming out loud here. I read that some dolls' vaginal openings aren't properly sealed at the end which could cause corrosion of the skeleton. I'm wondering if that might be the case with yours. And IF that's the case, do you think maybe you could do a decent clean out and maybe get some WD-40 in there without doing any major surgery? ...I don't necessarily need a response. Like I said, just brainstorming.
@MrGlass That is sad to hear; I know your Mia-156 is your favorite, and we will all miss the Photo Shoots, you do with her, and share with us!
My 156cm Doll has always had a stiff Right Hip vs the the left hip, too. She came that way, and it has not loosened any, in the 1 1/2 Years, I have owned her. As I have mentioned before, she is the heaviest of my Dolls, and doesn’t get moved around as much, as my others, because of that….but, she does get more cuddle time, like your Mia, because of it, too…