Re: question about sleep apnea
I usually post on the sleep disorders board but your post caught my eye.
I believe I have had sleep apnea since a child, but only recently (40 some years later) was I diagnosed with apnea and treated. I am a strong proponent of cpap and have often encouraged and supported others when they were advised to use one.
I'm telling you this because although if your son has mild apnea, I would question any treatment at all!! I would certainly get a second or a third opinion. And unless three or more specialists advised surgery, I would not put my child through it...especially, a downs syndrome child.
If you have questions, do ask. I don't want to overload you with unnecessary info.