He also was alert and keeping his eye open, but very upset he was in a "doggie house" and vocalizing his concerns the vet said. They are keeping him comfortable and giving him narcotics round the clock so that he doesn't hurt.
Keep Baxter in your thought today while he has his surgery.
Edit: He went into the OR today at noon and will be having a double graft on his cornea (one pig bladder, the other his conjuctiva). It will require general anesthesia but the ophthamologist said it's a 95% success rate and he should do wonderfully. He'll be on antibiotics and stuck in his sattelite dish for a while but should come out of this with both eyes intact and functional.