The memories aren't cloudy. They're just not there.
Not from the point to which she slipped to the floor of her West Lafayette apartment on a Tuesday afternoon in late November.
To Drey Mingo, it was a dark sleep with a couple of dazed moments of consciousness, the start of a journey for her and her team.
It's got a happy ending now, with the Atlanta, Georgia native returning to the Purdue women's basketball lineup to be the team's third leading scorer and top rebounder after a bout of bacterial meningitis.
But the hearing aids in her ears are a constant reminder of where she was on November 23rd-even though others must inform her of what was going on.
"I was so confused and I was kinda irate because I had a really bad infection by them," was what the Purdue junior women's basketball player was told of her behavior in a St. Elizabeth's Central Hospital room. "I had to be restrained by six people in a hospital bed."
"I didn't know where I was or why I was there, I didn't know what the hospital bed was."
The meningitis hit Mingo quickly and took her from the floor to hospital in under 48 hours and eventually out of consciousness.
Yet through the madness, there is a moment that is clear through the haze. It came during a short wake up, when Mingo look up and saw her mother, Jennifer, as well as another women standing next to her.
No, it wasn't a nurse.
"I'm remember Coach V beign there and saying 'Together We Attack'," said Mingo. "I remember passing out after that."
"Coach V" refers to Sharon Versyp, Purdue's womens basketball coach who had brought Mingo the program as a transfer from Maryland nearly two years prior.
"It's like your own child," said Versyp of her players. "Your responsible for these young women."
That was the reason the coach was at her side quickly after receiving the news, keeping virgil as Mingo went through a critical stage in battling Bacterial Meningitis. Doctors gave the forward a 50-50 chance at survival, not knowing what damage could await should Mingo survive.
She didn't even leave to tell her team what was going on, choosing a speakerphone to deliver the news.
"We're all scared, we need to pray," said Versyp to her players, who were in Indianapolis to take a flight to a tournament in Cancun, Mexico the next morning. "This is more important than anything that we possibly could do."
After sharing more general info, Versyp gave an order.
"We need to be here with her," said the coach, who agreed with officials to cancel the trip and bring the Boilermakers team back to Indianapolis.
They arrived early at St. Elizabeth's, as did her mother Jennifer from Atlanta, Georgia, and immediately went to the hospital to be with Mingo.
"We just wanted her to be alive," said teammate Antionette Howard, who grew up with Mingo in Georgia. "It's like my own sister at home, knowing that she's going through these things, its something I can't explain."