my niece, 3 years old, was diagnose with sleep apnea as well.. she had her sleep test done at st. lukes .. after that, the doctors there advised the use of cpap machine so we bought one and it was around 90k since we decided to get the one with the data saving/monitoring feature , and auto adjust pressure..
then, they suggested surgery but my sister was hesitant because my niece was just 3... her pedia did not like the idea either.. she said its not yet necessary and her condition is not severe..
with that, my niece was put on a diet to hopefully make her airways bigger (it's narrow because she's chubby and that mainly the reason why she's got apnea so they say)
her pedia said that if her condition doesnt get better even with the diet, then that's the only time we'll consider surgery
now my niece is a lot better already... she lost weight and there's a big change in her snoring... sometimes, we dont even hear her snore anymore... she still uses her cpap though, but were glad surgery is out of the list na