A fever does not necessarily require immediate emergency attention until it hits 103.6. The exception to this is if it's accompanied by other worrisome symptoms, like extreme lethargy or fussiness, seizures, projectile vomiting, etc., or if it lasts more than a couple of days. If the cough is severe enough to not let your child get any sleep, making them throw up, causing a lot of pain, etc., then go ahead and go to the ER. If it's bad, but not that bad, it can probably wait until an urgent care clinic opens tomorrow. Otherwise, give some Tylenol and Motrin to bring down the fever (alternating them tends to work the best), maybe use a humidifier and/or one of those electronic Triaminic or Vicks menthol vapor things to help with congestion, and call the doctor first thing Monday morning if it's not getting better.
at 12:09 AM on Jan. 2, 2010