Corrigan has been around 98% tube fed for a long time now. He used to eat a small handful of French fries, or strawberries now and then, but over the last year his aversion to food has led him to nearly zero intake by mouth.

Any sort of illness that causes congestion, or after periods of frequent vomiting, it can take months before he will work up the courage to take even a single bite of food. I could write pages and pages about his issues on feeding and the emotional toll it takes on our entire family, but today I will instead focus on the tiny glimmer of hope that a bite of chocolate cake has brought to my heart.

Last week we bought a cake for a friends birthday and Corrigan was extra curious about it when it was served. He will not eat food but he very…

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