No, the image is not being stored in the database, however, the location of the folder/file location is.
I posted my original question sometime ago, and when there were no responses, I re-phrased and re-posted. When there were still no responses, I emailed itsallkizza hoping to pick his mind a bit. After a couple of emails, a simple and effect solution was reached.
I too at first thought of using some repeating code to check if the update was successful/complete. But itsallkizza suggested having the iframe run a js code from the parent document on load - which turned out to be easy and effective.
While on the topic of images, the next task I'm attempting is having a photo album - similar to the ones seen in flickr, facebook, etc. Does anyone have or know of any articles, examples, etc. on how to approach that? General guidlines or suggestions would be appreciated as well. I'd like for the user to be able to upload multiple images at a single time and select orientation. Thanks.