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We kept him low to the ground when we took him out to play and when we realized that he could not fly at all, and saw him holding his wing up at a weird angle, we took him to the vet within the hour. It turns out he had broken a lot of feathers during his night fright and the vet noticed his wing seemed to be tender. His feathers were stuck together with coagulated blood and the vet had to soak him. They prescribed 3 ml of anti-inflammatory fluid in a syringe daily for the next 5-7 days. We've had him for two weeks and had been going at his pace ( we had just achieved him eating corn while sitting on our hands), so it was quite a shock the first time that he had ever been held in a towel. Then today I had to babysit a 7 year old boy who was very rambunctious and kept the bird on edge so now he seems very stressed out. I also have to give him the syringe of anti-inflammatory meds every day, and he'll probably have to be held in a towel for that. Any advice on making this time less unpleasant for him?