A photograph posted of a son and father in a shower is stirring up a major controversy. The mother who took the photo is being investigated for neglect.

You have to hear Heather Whitten’s story…

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As any parent knows, having a sick child can be a stressful experience.

But when a child is sick, is it appropriate to post images of your sick child on social media? These types of images definitely make their way onto newsfeeds.

A photo posted by mother Heather Whitten has gotten praise and intense scrutiny since going up in 2014.

The picture was of her husband Thomas holding their roughly 1-year-old son Fox when he had a high temperature. The two took a cold shower in an effort to lower Fox’s temperature.

Facebook | Heather Whitten

Fox’s mother Heather took the photo because she wanted to capture a tender moment between her husband and sick child.

“This man. This husband and partner and father. He was so patient and so loving and so strong with our tiny son in his lap,” explained Heather in an impassioned Facebook post.

Daily MailHeather Whitten

People immediately criticized the photo for being inappropriate.

See what Heather had to say on the next page!

Facebook | Heather Whitten