something/someone scared the begeebers out of Tia. She reacted with the panic behavior (screaming) that she does. I think that the crate is her 'safe' place, and next time this happens (Lord forbid) that I would leave her alone. Maybe a little Rescue Remedy in the mouth and some cuddling will help. Scary for you to watch and hear. We want so much to comfort them, but sometimes just holding them will work.
My 3 yr old chi, Bonnie, has a collapsted trachea and rarely, she will get a panic reaction when she eats. I just pick her up, and talk softly to her and rub her back. In about 4-5 minutes she is OK.