On day 3 in the intensive care, WGS reveals a de novo gene variation confirming she will not recover kidney function. Based on the precise diagnosis, Dakota is spared a kidney biopsy, her medication is changed, and planning begins for a kidney transplant
The molecular diagnosis expedited Dakota’s transplant which occurred a month before her second birthday. The transplant was a success and she had a rapid recovery, allowing Dakota and her parents to enjoy Christmas at home.
Today, Dakota is a bubbly toddler who loves playing with musical instruments, family outings and eating cookies!