The good news about Tim's op is that the surgeon was able to rebuild the bones in the back of Tim's hand with the existing bone that was there, without having to take any from his hip, also Tim has not severed the tendons, how, no one knows, but that means that his hand should recover very well.
The downside is that today he had to undergo another long op as the skin graft had not taken, he's also been moved to a high dependency ward for the time being, I think it's to ensure that the graft takes this time. He's out of surgery now and "doing well" according to the hospital.
I saw Tim yesterday afternoon and he was very groggy and we either speak or text at other times. On the whole he's doing O.K, but he will be in hospital for about a week if not longer.
It will take at least 3 months for his hand to be fully recovered and for him to have full strength in it. It's going to be a long slow process......