Sorry to hear about that USMCSKI. I have never had a plant go missing, but I have had pesky neighborhood kids set off every single one of my flytraps one day. About 30 plants in all, lord knows how many traps. I got very mad until I found out it was a little "slow" kid down the street. Even then I was still slightly irritated but explained to him why he couldn't do that.
What type of dew is it? I might be able to spare one or two for your 5 year old. I have a few little ones myself and find the easiest way to make things better when they have lost something is replace it with two.