My 83 year-old mother had a hip fracture in early March of this year. She was misdiagnosed for two weeks and, after two separate x-rays, was finally admitted to hospital with a confirmed fracture. She too was told that surgery would not be performed and that the fracture would heal with bed rest.
After six weeks and another x-ray, my Mum was released from hospital. She was pain free and was allowed to finally put weight on her injured hip. She had one good pain free week at home and then was in excruciating pain all over again. We rushed her by ambulance back to the hospital and, sure enough, the original fracture had come apart (she has osteoporosis) and, as a result also damaged the femur on the same same side.
My mother has since had surgery - bipolar arthroplasty - a week and a half ago. The surgery was performed using a spinal anesthetic. She is still in pain and we expect her recovery to be a long process, but we are fortunate that this option was available to her.
Wshing you and your family all the best. ((hugs))