Instructed patient abdominal drainage when you have infection You might get an infection in the cuts made to put in the tube, or in the abdomen. If you get an infection you have antibiotics. These might be as tablets or through a drip. If you get a severe infection, your doctor might take the tube out. Instructed patient abdominal drainage when you have Tube blockage The tube might stop draining. Changing your position or sitting upright can sometimes get rid of the blockage. If not, your doctor might need to replace the tube. Patient verbalized understanding.