My 19 year old college freshman was sick with what we thought was a stomach virus when he went to his local hospital for dehydration. After blood tests revealed acute kidney failure as well as cardiac distress, he was moved to ICU. We had him transferred to a larger hospital. The doctors suspected HUS but were unsure if it was aHUS. We immediately began plasma exchange and dialysis. After two weeks of waiting our genetic test results showed aHUS. Our doctor recommended a transfer to Children's Hospital of Atlanta - Egleston where he could be treated by doctors with more experience using Soliris. After spending almost a week in Egleston, we were discharged. My son Will has received two Soliris infusions, but is still on dialysis three days a week. The initial report from his kidney biopsy showed that his kidneys should be able to recover. Praise the Lord! We are now just waiting patiently for his kidney function to return. We are simply taking it one day at a time. I am so thankful that we have this support group!