mekki (mekkio) wrote in thequestionclub,

hopelessly lost...

My sister passed away last night. (She had been taken Tylenol daily to combat a back ache and flu like symptoms of general aches. What she did not know was that the Tylenol was damaging her liver. She slipped into a coma yesterday morning and her organs failed her by night time.)

The thing is, she had a nine month old baby. The father is out of the picture. And with me being her only sibling, I am about to become his guardian. (Yeah, it's a dramedy come to life.)

This is my problem as well as my question, I have no idea how to raise a kid. To tell the truth, I had never planned to have any kids. Don't get me wrong, I love kids. But I was going to pass the whole task of continuing the family line to my sister. But now, I have a baby.

So, guardians of TQC, can you recommend any sites, books or anything of that nature that could give me a clue on what to do?

Do you have any sage advice to give?

I am really green here. I don't even know how to change a diaper, so any help from anyone would be appreciated. Thank you.

EDIT: Thank you, everyone, for your advice. I will go to my local library and check out those books, search those sites as well as hit up the hospitals and the churches for help. Thanks, again.
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