The neighbor boy invited difficult child to go on a bike ride. difficult child didn't want to get his bike out (it may be buried?) so he borrowed one of the neighbor's. difficult child wasn't sure if he should play and I told him that playing outdoors will do him some good. Within minutes, difficult child was running back into the house saying he couldn't breathe and got scared. I asked him what they were doing and when he said going to the woods I asked what plans they had. He said just to check it out. I then asked where H was and difficult child thought he was following him home. At the corner (about 1 block away) difficult child had hollered to H that he was thirsty and needed to go home. I don't think H heard him. So, I took H's bike back and asked his mom if H had come home. She said no so I told her that difficult child was having a panic attack and H was alone and may not have understood that difficult child was turning around. She went to find H to let him know that difficult child had gone home. difficult child calmed down quickly and I decided to get him out of the house to do something. When I suggested he and H play in the cul-de-sac just outside our home, he said no because it was going outside that made him feel weird. I told him not to blame it on going outside. That is one reason I wanted to do an activity with him to get him out the door. He also stated how surprised he was that it did not last longer so I thought I would go with "Yep, it is over, let's get on with life." We got ready to go grocery shopping. Before he got to the door, he ran into the bathroom and threw up a lot. He said that before he threw up it felt like he had blacked out for a second. Now his overanalysing brain thinks maybe he just closed his eyes and he forgot his eyes were closed. (how is that for difficult child thinking?) When you are in panic mode, the littlest things can keep it going. Guess we are staying home. I will wait until husband comes home and I will do the shopping while difficult child stays home with husband. We also know now that it is not necessarily over when it appears to be. How fast (or slowly in this case) do you get back on that horse?